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Glasgow City Chambers

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Glasgow City Chambers

The Satinwood Saloon in Glasgow City Chambers, so-called because all the woodwork and furniture in the room is made from satinwood.

This room was the principal salon or drawing room in the chambers, and was lavishly decorated with silk tapestries like those on the wall on the left of the photograph. Alabaster was also used in fittings such as the Italian Renaissance fireplace in the background.

Reference: Mitchell Library GC f 725.13 CIT

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

alabaster, drawing rooms, fireplaces, furniture, Glasgow City Chambers, Italian Renaissance, municipal buildings, reception rooms, Satinwood Saloon, silk tapestries, woodwork

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